After spending almost three months on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld returned to action.
The comeback was short-lived, though, as he made just two appearances in February – both in the FA Cup.
Since then, the centre-back has been restricted to the training pitch to regain full fitness.
Alderweireld’s absence has occurred amid frequent rumours about his long-term future at Spurs given that he is yet to sign a new contract.
Fans have been urging the defender on social media to sign fresh terms, but it remains to be seen whether he will commit his future to the North London outfit.
Despite the fact that the 29-year-old has been out injured for Spurs, Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has confirmed to reporters that Alderweireld is fit to feature against Saudi Arabia in an international friendly.
The news has caused some fans to consider what could really be going on behind the scenes.
— John Hueston (@johnrhueston) March 20, 2018
Ah man, I don't have a good feeling as a Spurs supporter how this is going to end troops…
— Amos Hermens (@AmosHermens) March 20, 2018
we all know hes prob fit to play Poch is simply picking Sanchez ahead of him right now.. biggin up Foyth aswell i suspect sadly he will be offski in the summer
— kev green (@kev_g1) March 20, 2018
We're actually going to let go, one of the best centre backs in world football. And while we're at it, break up one of the best centre back partnerships in world football.
— Phil (@Man_in_England) March 20, 2018
👋 👋 toby 😢
— Paul Clarke (@callmeclarky) March 20, 2018
Im assuming poch is slowly fazing him out like he did to walker last year , i love toby but he wont find the same form without jan next to him .
— D@niel ch@mbers 🎩 (@X_Amsterdan_X) March 20, 2018
IF he does go , I'll be gutted. Not just his defending, his distribution is a cut above. Totally on same page as Dele's runs
— Jon E D'anger (@Jonebumface) March 20, 2018
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) March 20, 2018